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I'm a college student who loves board games. For example, I own the 1984 original Axis and Allies board game, as well as the 2004 revision, the 2009 revision, and both Europe and Pacific (the newer ones). I play board games all the time, and I also love computer games like Rome and Age of Empires. RTS is a fun thing for me to enjoy while I study for tests and write papers.


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comment Axis and Allies Europe edition: Neutral Territories?
@Chad; I get the whole "enemy of my enemy is my friend thing" but it just seems to make all of the rest of the game imbalanced. If I invade a strict neutral in South America, then why would a country in the Middle East care too much to say "I think I'll change my strict neutrality and become pro-Axis"
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accepted Axis and Allies Europe edition: Neutral Territories?
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revised How can I beat Germany in Axis & Allies: Europe?
added 14 characters in body
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answered Can We Find a Middle Ground on the Russia First Turn Attack Rule In Allies and Axis?
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answered How many IPCs does the USA receive in Axis & Allies Global?
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comment Axis and Allies Europe edition: Neutral Territories?
@LittleBobbyTables; I do think that those strict neutral rules are dumb. I revise them when I play.
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comment Axis and Allies - Is there a best country?
Adam- I don't think it matters what version you play. I have the original and Europe and Pacific and the two revisions inbetween and it is still the same: it matters who you play, their strategy, your strategy, and the dice.
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comment Axis and Allies - Is there a best country?
this is in reference to your original post here. I think that the allies are too far away to be significant. It takes at least 2 turns for the U.S. to do anything significant either in Europe or Africa... I think the game is balanced. Germany and Japan have enough money and they are close enough to battle, thus making it more challenging for Russia and the U.K. to hold on until the U.S. enters in a powerful way.
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answered How can I beat Germany in Axis & Allies: Europe?
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comment In Axis and Allies, Should the U.S. Build a “Factory” in Brazil?
In reference to abandoning Africa for India and the U.S. placement in Brazil: honestly, I don't think that the German player should be allowed reign in Africa and I also don't think that the Japanese player deserves reign in India. You need to use what you have to control both situations. In my opinion, a factory in Brazil is a waste of IPC's and a good way to slow down any chance you have of hurting Germany. As the U.S. I usually move troops straight into German controlled Africa ASAP and take that off the map. Then I use it to stage my later assaults. Just my thoughts...
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asked Axis and Allies Europe edition: Neutral Territories?
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comment Axis and Allies with TWO boards!!!
Wow! That's all I have to say thus far... You're answer is by far the best one (Scott, your answer was the best until this one came along, though it's still good). This makes the game so much more historical than I had imagined it could be. This literally models the exactness of the way that WWII was fought and won. I love your answer! As I develop this more and more, I am finding new and better ways to incorporate true history into it, as well as a little gaming twist. Thanks again for your answer!
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accepted Axis and Allies with TWO boards!!!
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answered What is the optimal mix of infantry, artillery, and armor in Axis and Allies Revised?
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comment Axis and Allies 2nd Edition: to Pearl Harbor or not to Pearl Harbor
The fleet in Pearl is insignificant unless it is left unattended to by the Japanese. If the US player isn't attacked, they need to consider two things: 1. How good is the Japanese player; and 2. How good is the German player. The US is probably the most crucial player, in my opinion. Unfortunately, they are at the largest disadvantage since their entire force (East and West) are so far from battle. The US needs to decide to devote IPC's to Germany or Japan. It's your call. I've seen it work out in both cases for the better and for the worse. It depends COMPLETELY on who you are playing
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comment What are some good tactics for the early game in Risk?
My tactic is to start a base in North America. Other players will fight you for control of Australia or South America, but if you control only 3 entry points to North America and can clear it our relatively quickly with minimal losses, your game is set. From there, you move to South America and just continue to grow. I have used this for years and I have never lost a game IF I have taken N. America in a quick and timely manner.